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The Brushy Mountain tunnel is located in Paulding Co and is 800 ft long, built in 1912.

Shadows of Bridge on Silver Comet Trail

Wooden rail trestle located on Silver Comet Trail near Powder Springs, Georgia.

Silver Comet Trail -Mile 29

View from west side of trestle. Built in 1901, the Pumpkinvine Trestle is over 750 feet long, and rises 126 feet over Pumpkinvine Creek. The trestle was restored in 1999, and opened for Silver Comet use in 2000.

Silver Comet Trail -Mile 29

View of Coot's Lake, the beach is just around the bend on the right.

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(braswell, ga)

 

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Warm and dry enough for a bike ride on the Silver Comet Trail today. Noticed this barn that normally would not have been seen for foliage. Then came back with the a77/70-400G.

Testing the 50's bokeh at f/2

 

In 2010, I couldn't walk upstairs to our bonus room without breaking a sweat. The wife and I decided to make a change. And that is just what we did. I ran my first 5K in March and just kept going. Cannot wait to see what 2012 holds.

This is my routine Silver Comet Trail destination point.

 

I ride to Coot's Lake from the Tara Drummond Trail Head, have an energy bar and some water before heading back.

From the archive:

The SIlver Comet Trail in Georgia becomes an active railline again in Rockmart. The Silver Comet Trail is part of a plan to link Atlanta fo Birmingham using mostly old railroad beds.

www.pathfoundation.org/index.cfm?event=showSilverComet

Mother's Day

 

Focal Zoom with SMC P-DA 50-200mm f4.0-5.6 ED - The trestles supporting the Silver Comet

Nex-5n & 50 f/1.8, Sharpness and Bokeh

A Silver Comet Service slows for the station stop at Wattle Creek on the Wadalbavale line route on Trainz 2006 while a 400 Class waits for a path into the station to operate a passenger service to Wadalbavale

This wye is at the North end of the old Seaboard Air Line Howell Yards in Atlanta. (Note: This is not the Howell Wye) originally the traffic went to the right on that rusty rail, and where the two lines in the foreground go to the left was an unimposing wye for turning. Seaboard Passenger service coming from the North bypassed East of Atlanta near present day Emory University and shared trackage with the Georgia Railroad into the Atlanta Terminal. Freight continued on to the yards here on the mainline which is not the little spur to the right. The passenger service would return to the mainline on the background rail before continuing on to to Rock Mart, Talladega and Birmingham.

Now the yards are a bulk freight terminal and the line continues only a short way on to serve a power plant and then becomes the "Silver Comet Trail", a biking and hiking trail to Cedartown and eventually Talladega.

The Silver Comet

 

Chula Vista, CA

June 27th, 2012

 

Photo by Rachel Clare

The Silver Comet

 

Chula Vista, CA

June 27th, 2012

 

Photo by Rachel Clare

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